Young competition winners learnt how to make beautiful prints when they took part in an art masterclass at a leading independent school.
The students, from Ghyll Royd School in Ilkley, had won the masterclass at Bradford Grammar School as part of a ‘TV themed’ competition held at Ilkley Carnival.
Keeley Smith, Ghyll Royd School art teacher said: “It was a lovely opportunity for the children to experience the fantastic facilities at Bradford Grammar and really get involved in a typical, hands-on arts session. They all left the afternoon brimming with enthusiasm and clutching some fantastic pieces of work – they really got the best out of a fun and an action packed afternoon!”
The masterclass was a unique opportunity for competition winners and their classmates to get inspired with the help of experienced BGS art teacher Henry Thornton, utilising the school’s extensive art facilities.
Henry said: “It was a real pleasure to teach the children and get imaginative during the workshop. They were very engaged, excited and produced some really beautiful prints that they will be able to keep forever.”
Simon Hinchliffe, headmaster of BGS, said: “Our Art Department loved welcoming the competition winner Evie and her classmates to BGS. There is clearly a lot of artistic talent in Ilkley and the afternoon of arts and crafts really inspired and encouraged the children to explore their talents further.”
Ilkley Carnival raised £15k profits which all goes back into the local community. BGS sponsored the creative competition that invited children from local Ilkley schools to design the cover of the programme, which was distributed to more than 10,000 visitors to the May Day event.
Simon continued: “This type of involvement is integral to the happiness and prosperity of our School. We actively encourage pupils to see themselves not just as a part of the BGS family, but the wider Yorkshire community.”
Ilkley Carnival chairman Andrew Stacey said: “A huge thank you to Bradford Grammar School for sponsoring our creative competition this year. Their support and incredible generosity of prizes to both Evie personally with her arts set and to her fellow pupils has made it our most popular competition yet. We’re delighted the pupils of Ghyll Royd got to experience for themselves the fantastic arts facilities at BGS – and who knows, maybe one of them will now follow in the footsteps of the school’s famous former pupil, David Hockney!”
“It was a real pleasure to teach the children and get imaginative during the workshop.
They were very engaged, excited and produced some really beautiful prints that they will be able to keep forever.”